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We found 2 surgical dermatologists who accept Blue Shield near Petaluma, CA.

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Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
106 Lynch Creek Way; Suite 8
Petaluma, CA

Dr. Santiago Centurion is a dermatopathologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Centurion accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Centurion speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
165 Lynch Creek Way
Petaluma, CA

Dr. Bertha Lin is a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Petaluma, CA and San Rafael, CA. Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin honors. Dr. Lin graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then she performed her residency at Mayo Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital.

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What is Surgical Dermatology?

Dermatologic surgery is skin surgery to correct medical issues or improve appearance. Specialists in dermatologic surgery are called surgical dermatologists.

One of the most important procedures performed by surgical dermatologists is called Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery is an extremely precise type of cancer removal that leaves healthy tissue behind. It has the highest success rate of all skin cancer surgeries.

Beyond Mohs surgery, dermatologic surgeons may perform reconstructive surgery to restore function and appearance to skin damaged by trauma or a previous surgery. They can treat or remove growths and marks on the surface of the skin, including scars, moles, skin tags, and birthmarks. Most dermatologic surgeons also offer cosmetic treatments, which may include:
  • Hair transplants
  • Laser hair removal
  • Laser resurfacing to treat sun damage, age spots, or wrinkles
  • Tattoo removal
  • Sclerotherapy to treat varicose veins
  • Liposuction to remove unwanted fat
  • Anti-aging treatments such as Botox, injectable fillers, or chemical peels

There is a great deal of overlap between surgical dermatology, medical dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology. Some procedures apply to more than one subspecialty. For instance, mole removal can be medically necessary to lower the risk of skin cancer, but it also may improve appearance, especially if the mole is large or in a prominent position. Most dermatologists offer services in all areas.